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Planned Parenthood Tells Women to “Google” Abortion Alternative Services

Live Action released a video last week with audio from pregnant women calling Planned Parenthood to ask about different services they need. Apparently, Google is the best reference they give. I kid you not, these women were counseled to Google to find adopt...
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Obama foreign policy, RIP

(Paul Mirengoff) I usually leave the cartoon beat to John and Steve. However, this one is too good to pass up. It’...

Trump makes history in Israel: First sitting President to visit Western Wall

Donald Trump marked his first visit as president to Jerusalem by going where none of his predecessors had gone before, at least while in office. Trump made a “private” visit to the Western Wall, the base of the Temple Mount that remains the holiest place for Jews almost two thousand years after the destruction of the Her...

Loose Ends (23)

(Steven Hayward) • Been away this weekend, one part of which included hosting Rudy Giuliani at a Pacific Research Institute dinner in Laguna Niguel down in deepest orange Orange County. Among other topics, the mayor talked about what it is like to play golf with both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump (to no one’s great surprise, Clinton cheats relentlessly on the links). I also asked him if Trump’s tweeting could’t be reined in—can’t Jared or Ivanka...

Taking the jobs American dogs won’t do

Everyone on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency (a name which just rolls off the tongue) was recently in agreement on one thing no matter which political party they hail from. Dogs are great. Specifically, the dogs which are trained to work with their human partners in K-9 units serving in ICE, the Border Patrol and the TSA. That last group reportedly has more than 800 human-canine partner teams working at airports around the country. And why wouldn...

Turkey summons U.S. ambassador, demands to know why Erdogan’s thugs weren’t allowed to beat Americans with impunity in D.C.

Sorry for the inaccurate headline. Turkish thugs were allowed to beat Americans with impunity last week. Two members of Erdogan’s security detail were briefly detained after the incident and released without charge. No one was expelled. They got off scot-free. The Turkish objection is that … American cops didn’t stand aside and let the beating go on....

Mayor Barry sides with the DA’s Office, throws Police Chief Anderson under the bus.

May 21, 2017 - When on May 11 District Attorney General Glenn Funk announced that his office would not be bringing charges against police officer Josh Lippert for the shooting of  Jocques Clemmons, the Black man killed by White police officer Lippert during a police stop in James C. Casey Homes, I expected riots to break out.  I expected to see news clips of Black rioters carrying big screen TV’s out of window-smashed stores and looted liquor stores with bare shel...

Oh, great. Venezuela has thousands of Russian shoulder fired missiles

Just in case you thought things were too boring in Venezuela lately with all of the riots, murders and starving people protesting in the streets, a new report from Reuters promises to make things even more “interesting.” It turns out that the government of Nicolas Mad...

EPA setting aside millions for buyouts and early retirement. Wait… what?

Remember when the President set a target of reducing staffing at the EPA by thousands of people? It was one of his first initiatives upon taking office and while the process is taking some time it’s definitely moving forward. But I’m not sure he was anticipating the way these reductions are being rolled out. Government Executive reports this morning...

Podesta And Politico Hit Trump

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Let’s call the whole thing unlikely

(Scott Johnson) Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist, a military historian and a shrewd observer of the current scene. Everything he writes is worth reading. I do my best to catch all his columns and essays, but I missed his recent appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show. RealClearPolitics has posted a video of the segment below along with a partial transcript including embedded links ...

CA Dems keep it classy with digital salute to Trump at convention

And by digital, I refer to two specific digits. Following in the footsteps of DNC chair Tom Perez, outgoing California Democratic chair John Burton offered a foul-mouthed tirade at the party’s convention this weekend, complete with a two-finger display of defiance of Donald Trump. The Sacramento Bee notes that this is nothing new for Burton, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pe...

Political Correctness Is Damaging

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Trump Sets Another Record

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Another look inside that parked car

(Scott Johnson) Week before last the Minneapolis police recently arrested brothers Abdullah and Majid Alrifahe sitting in a parked car in Minneapolis. Last week the Star Tribune reported briefly on it here. After checking with law enforcement sources, I followed up in “Inside a parked ca...

Trump arrives in Israel, but you wouldn’t know it watching MSNBC

Air Force One touched down in Tel Aviv this morning a little after five o’clock on the east coast. The President and the First Lady quickly deplaned and were greeted by Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife. It was one of the more friendly, informal initial greetings between world leaders I’ve seen in a while, with both men smiling broadly, shaking hands and joking about where they should stand for the pictures and in what order they should walk down the carpet. One microphone pic...

Melanoma Can Be Cured

First published in 2010. If you have a mole that looks like one of these, and you do not go to a board certified dermatologist and have it removed with a proper excision where the mole is CUT out, and at least a quarter of an inch of tissue is removed all around it YOU WILL DIE. Melanoma is one of t...

‘Vasudhaiva kutumbakam’ for the 21st century

By Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu From Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi, India’s leaders have often evoked the phrase vasudhaiva kutumbakam (the world is one family), taken from the Maha Upanishad, to elucidate the country’s global outlook. While the term has become a mantra of India’s diplomatic lexicon, it has remained ambiguous and rarely elaborated. Indeed, despite their differing political and religious hues, almost every leader has used the phrase to convey varying concep...

India doesn’t have a lot to lose by boycotting OBOR. Read why

By Dhruva Jaishankar What does India want from the world? It’s quite clear, really: international partnerships to accelerate its domestic development, a stable and conducive periphery, a multi-polar Asia, an end to cross-border terrorism and a sufficient role in global governance to enable it to meet these goals. Today, each of these objectives relates in some way to India’s relations with China. Until recently, India’s aspirations required it to forge a complex and somewh...

New Delhi’s efforts at ICJ may just have won Kulbhushan Jadhav a reprieve, but there’s a long battle ahead

By Dhruva Jaishankar On May 18, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the principal judicial arm of the United Nations – ruled on the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, whom Pakistan alleges is an Indian spy. The court unanimously declared that Pakistan must take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed, pending a final judgment of the court. What are we to make of this ICJ decision? First, the matter is far from over. The court simply determined that ...